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Who's Who in Warwickshire

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Worcester, Ebenezer Baylis & Son: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2597


Hardback, 26cm x 16cm blue and white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 168pp. Good/NoWrapper. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Block edges foxed with foxing creeping onto pages. An alphabetical list of the great and good of Warwickshire in 1934, with brief biographical details. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Warwickshire, 1934, Who's who View more info

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Oxford - A Sketchbook by Fred Richards

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1923

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3860


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Fred Richards. Good/NoWrapper. Boards scuffed and a little marked in places. Block edges darkened and dusty, especially on top. All drawings intact and clean. A book consisting of 24 single-sided pages of pencil drawings of Oxford. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Oxford, University, college, drawings View more info

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Consecration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael Coventry

By: ,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1962

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 11713


Paperback, 28cm x 19cm , 94pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been handled and block edges are grubby. Inscription "Coventry Cathedral" on blank spine, pages clean. The official programme for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in the presence of the Queen on 25-26 May 1962. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Coventry, cathedral, blitz, Sutherland View more info

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Some Records of an Old House

By: ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Cornish Brothers: 1896

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11693


Hardback, 20cm x 25cm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Exterior is bumped and worn with some grubbiness and staining, block edges grubby, otherwise clean and tight on inside. Author seemingly unnamed, but evidently a member of Simcox family, owners for 200 years of "Stratford House," Camp Hill,. Near Birmingham, of which this book is a brief but well-illustrated documentary record. Catalogue:... View more info

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Stretton on Dunsmore - The Making of a Warwickshire Village

By: ,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Stretton on Dunsmore, Stretton Millennium History Group: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15057


Paperback, 216mm x 154mm , iv prelims, 167pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some wear and grubbiness to edges, bottom front corner curled, owner sticker on title page. A communally-written account of 20th century life in a a small Warwickshire village, richly illustrated with old photographs and old memories. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Rugby, agriculture, Midlands, wor... View more info

Hereford for Holidays

By: ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Hereford, City of Hereford: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16722


Paperback, 188mm x 124mm , 64+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paper cover is stained and tatty around edges, but book is clean overall with light edgewear and postcard illustrations all seemingly present, map also secure at rear. A sixpenny visitors' guide to the historic city of Hereford as it was in the mid-1930s, with eight photographic b/w postcards attached within. Catalogue: Local... View more info

Gloucester - A Pictorial Record

By: ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Gloucester, John Jennings (Gloucester) Ltd.:

Seller ID: 16748


Hardback, 300mm x 216mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, , c.100pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear. A collection of c.100 plates with photographs of Gloucester up to the likely publication date in the1970s. Locations identified with captions, no other text. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: cathedral, Westegate, church, Northgate View more info

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Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire

By: Abell, Sally et al

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Clifford Chambers, Hosking Houses Trust: 2013

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13465


Paperback, 295mm x 210mm , 88pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large paperback is tight and clean with no creasing or curling. Multi-authored and superbly illustrated account of the history and character of a still-flourishing village not far from Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: village, Stour, Hosking, Shakespeare View more info

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Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire

By: Abell, Sally et al

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Clifford Chambers, Hosking Houses Trust: 2013

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13466


Paperback, 295mm x 210mm , 88pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large paperback is tight and clean with no creasing or curling. Multi-authored and superbly illustrated account of the history and character of a still-flourishing village not far from Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: village, Stour, Hosking, Shakespeare View more info

Bygone Warwickshire

By: Andrews (F.R.H.S.), William

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Hull, William Andrews: 1893

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16746


Hardback, 220mm x 137mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 284pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine bumped and frayed at ends, exterior bright and clean. Light wear to block edges, opening/closing pages tanned, clean overall. A collection of articles of historical interest concerning the places and people of Shakespeare's county through the ages. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Coventry, Warwick... View more info

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Poacher's Pie

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Readers Union: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11601


Hardback, 220mm x 137mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Reading copy only. Spine and boards clean, just a little bumped, block also clean if a little tanned, with some light foxing only to edges. Dustwrapper is a little grubby from handling with some chipping and darkeing to edges. Book Club edition of Fred Archer's ninth book in which he tells of rural life in the Vale of Evesham in the years around 1900. Catalogue... View more info

Haunted Warwickshire - A Gazetteer of Ghosts and Legends

By: Atkins, Meg Elizabeth

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16739


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm light blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 189+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Percy G. Moss. Good/Good. Book has been well read, now bumped and worn around edges, pages and plates clean overall. Dustwrapper has wear from handlng, spine chipped at ends. Excellent illustrated guide to the ghostly traditions of Shakespeare's home county. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: spook, ghoul, Clopton, Meon View more info

The Crypt School Gloucester - Established as a Free Grammar School and first known as Christ School - 1539-1939

By: Austin (M.A., F.S.A.), Roland

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Gloucester, John Bellows (printer): 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16714


Hardback, 188mm x 120mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 182pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean at first sight but front board has some staining and block is affected by foxing at edges and opening/closing pages. Otherwise clean with minimal wear. Qautercentenary history of a Gloucester school, with much original historical material. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: school, reformation, Gloucester, foundation View more info

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Francis Frith's The Cotswolds

By: Bainbridge, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Frith Book Company: 2001

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11623


Paperback, 245mm x 167mm , 122pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is in very good condition save for a crease at bottom front corner - else clean and tight. Collection of photographs of the Cotswolds from the world-famous Frith Collection. Firat paperback edition. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Stroud, Lechlade, Cirencester, Amberley View more info

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Under the Oaks - The Historical Record of the Parish of Ebrington

By: Ball, Jean et al

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Chipping Campden, Clouds Hill (Printers): 1998

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 11599


Paperback, 211mm x 150mm , viii prelims, 125+10pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tighr and clean with little or no wear - just a few spots to top block edge only. First printed in 1978, this is a locally-produced history of an old Gloucestershire village. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Ebrington, Cotswold, Hidcote, Mickleton View more info

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Stoneleigh Abbey - The House, Its Owners, Its Lands

By: Bearman, Robert (ed)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Abbey Linited: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11661


Paperback, 244mm x 177mm , 290pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is still tight, clean and square. Fold-out plans at end of book still crisp. Owner sticker on opening page. Impressively produced and superbly researched guide to a historic Warwickshire building. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Leigh, monastery, Cistercian, Chandos View more info

Minutes and Accounts of the Stratford-upon-Avon Corporation - Volume VI 1599-1609 with Index to Vols I-VI

By: Bearman, Robert (ed)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dugdale Society: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16639


Hardback, 252mm x 177mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 588pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Volume XLIV in the Dugdale Society is the last of six volumes of records of the civic authority of Shakespeare's home town during covering the years 1553-1609, or approximately the lifetime of the bard. Excellent historical resource includes 78 pages ... View more info

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Thomas Beckett: Master Saddler - The Story of a Saddlery Business

By: Beckett, Constance Mary

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Leighton Buzzard, Rushmere Wynne: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9152


Hardback, 218mm x 151mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 111pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little evidence of handling. Rewarding story of a 20th century family business in Stratford-upon-Avon, told by the founder's daughter. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Beckett's, saddlers, leather View more info

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Companion into Gloucestershire

By: Beckinsale, R.P.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1948

Edition: fourth edition

Seller ID: 15081


Hardback, 187mm x 127mm buff cloth boards, green titles, fourth edition, xiv prelims, 271+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Exterior bumped at corners, base of spine stained, block edges worn with some foxing, differential fading to endpapers, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges with loss at ends of spine. A chaming illustrated guide to the county of the Cotswolds, the Severn and the Forest of Dean, amongst other places ... View more info

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Cathedral - Reflections in Gloucester Cathedral

By: Bell, Arthur

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Worcester (printer), Arthur Bell: 1988

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 15161


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 158pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book is in very good condition save for foxing to top block edge, else clean and tight. Accounts of the lives of churchmen connected with Gloucester Cathedral since the Reformation. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Gloucester, memorial, church View more info

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Its History, Contents and Traditions with Remarks Thereon

By: Bennett, F.W.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Sevenoaks (Printed), Joseph Salmon (Printer):

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 11565


Paperback, 179mm x 123mm , 50pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Old paperback is now darkened and grubby around edges, foxing to opening/closing pages, binding exposed and darkened in places. Else tight and unmarked. Undated but likely c.1920 guidebook for visitors to the family home of Shakespeare's wife in Stratford-upon-Avon. Surely a local publication through printed in Kent. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Shotter... View more info

Image for Henry Ferrers - an early Warwickshire antiquary

Henry Ferrers - an early Warwickshire antiquary

By: Berry (M.A.), Elizabeth K.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Dugdale Society: 1965

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11733


Pamphlet, 241mm x 165mm , 40pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Staple-bound paperback has been handled but still clean and bright with no markings. #16 in the Dudgale Society Occasional Papers series offers an account of a well-to-do Warwickshire gentleman of the Elizabethan-Jacobean age. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Catholic, gunpowder, Baddesley View more info

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Bertie, May and Mrs Fish - Country memories of wartime

By: Bingley, Xandra

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Harper Perennial: 2006

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11561


Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , 240pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light creasing only to spine. Engaging memories of a childhood that began in an Elizabethan farmhouse in the Cotswold Hills during World War Two. First paperback edition. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Cotswold, war, Pegglesworth View more info

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Warwickshire

By: Bird, Vivian

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15925


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Exterior nice and clean, block also unmarked but with tanned edges. Dustwrapper has colour fading to spine and top front edge, wear to edges also and surface loss to top of spine. Illustrated guide to the sites and sights of interest in Shakespeare's county. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Shakespeare. Strat... View more info

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The Elegant Edwardian

By: Bloom, Ursula

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1957

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 11590


Hardback, 204mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Frank Martin. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been read, with light wear, also small stains to final four pages at base, strface wear to front board. Else clean and tight with no markings save for a little isolated foxing. A "light social history of the Edwardian times, as seen from a small country village in warwickshir... View more info

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Robert Raikes of Gloucester

By: Booth, Frank

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Redhill, Surrey, National Christian Education Council: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13558


Hardback, 224mm x 147mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 188+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Sundry Raikes-related ephemera - cuttings, brochure and letter. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear and fraying along top edge. Biography of the wealthy eighteenth century Englishman who founded the Sunday School movement. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Christian, Sunday, Glo... View more info

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Midland Spirits & Spectres

By: Bradford, Anne ; Roberts, Barrie

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Warwick, Quercus: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13497


Paperback, 245mm x 173mm , iii prelims, 123pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with little or no wear. Strange and spooky tales from rural Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: ghost, haunted, Midlands, phantom View more info

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Portrait of the Cotswolds

By: Brill, Edith

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12833


Hardback, 223mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 192+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards bumped, edges darkened, block edges grubby from handling with some foxing, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, ends of spine damaged, grubbiness to rear, still presentable with protection. Front flap square clipped. A historical tour through one of England'... View more info

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Life and Tradition on the Cotswolds

By: Brill, Edith

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2599


Hardback, 25cm x 19cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 182pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Block edges have some slight spotty staining. Half title has stain to edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight bumping and fading at rear. A Cotswold resident presents her impeccably-researched account of Cotswold history and life from the 17th century to the First World War, revealing... View more info

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The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold

By: Brill, Edith ; Turner, Peter

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11576


Hardback, 222mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 64+32pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and clean with some fading to edges of boards and spine. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light colour fading, front flap double clipped. A curious guide-book for the vistor to the Cotswolds which goes into some detail concerning the locally-quarried stone which gives the buildings of the region their un... View more info